Is it normal for babies to be fussy when teething?

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valerieruth1215

Asked by valerieruth1215 at 8:53 AM on Feb. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A nurse told you that? She is nuts. Of course they can, it's painful for them.
    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:54 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • I can tell when my son is teething because he is so fussy. A lot of babies I know get fussy when teething. That nurse is crazy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • Your nurse is insane. My child is a complete crankpot while she is teething. The nurses at the office told me to freeze bagels and then let her chew on them and that it will help a little otherwise there is nothing I can do. Good luck
    coala

    Answer by coala at 8:57 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • I also should say not all babies react the same with teething. If it bothers them they will be fussy. My last child I never knew she was teething just saw her little pearls poking through but my other two forget it about. They were really fussy.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:58 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • Our pediatrician told us the same as your nurse. Babies don't fuss because of teething, they don't run fevers (or even elevated temps) nor do they get diarrhea.

    None of mine did any of those things. The drool increased and the teeth popped through.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • Does the nurse have any children?? I've also been told that babies don't get runny noses when they teethe, and without fail, my youngest two *always* had runny noses when they were teething. And often loose poop and a slight fever. All of which supposedly don't happen when they teethe. It is different for each kid, but my baby should be getting her first teeth any time now, and she's had a little bit of a runny nose for a couple of weeks now.

    Bottom line...not everything the "experts" say is true!
    flmom321

    Answer by flmom321 at 9:05 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • Nurse is nutsy!

    Wimsey

    Answer by Wimsey at 9:05 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • I don't know my son wasn't fussy at all! The only reason I knew is cause he bit my cuticle and I screamed it hurt so bad LOL
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 9:08 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • What an idiot nurse. lol
    im a peds nurse and a mommy and i say yes, teething hurts and it makes baby fussy.
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:34 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • I like it when Drs and Nurses say that there are no "side affects" of teething, they are crazy. Both of mine so far have been fussy, had the runs, a fever, etc when teething.
    I would give them a little tylenol if necessary for the fever and rub some baby teething gel on their gums, and they would get a little better.
    If you can remember getting your wisdom teeth, it hurts...so imagine that on a little baby.
    Poor things!
    Best of luck to you!
    NewMommyin06

    Answer by NewMommyin06 at 10:11 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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